Keep America Beautiful

Keep America Beautiful Affiliates Benefit From UPS Scholarship Program

The UPS Foundation Provides Scholarships for Grassroots Community Leaders

STAMFORD, Conn. (Jan. 18, 2012) — The UPS Foundation and national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful (KAB) announced the UPS Scholarship Program, which was established to encourage and strengthen individual leadership of KAB affiliates through professional development opportunities.

The inaugural UPS Scholarship Program provided a $1,500 scholarship to each of six KAB affiliate organizations to  support attendance at KAB’s 58th annual National Conference in New Orleans. The grant awards were presented in recognition of local volunteer initiatives with UPS locations throughout the United States. UPS employee volunteers actively support many of these merit-based award programs in their respective communities. Scholarships were awarded based on the applicant’s ability to share and implement conference learnings in their local community or the financial need of an applicant’s new and growing KAB affiliate.

The following communities received the inaugural UPS Scholarship Program awards:

  • Keep Alliance Beautiful, Alliance, Ohio
  • Keep Bristol Beautiful, Bristol, Tenn.
  • Keep Collier Beautiful, Naples, Fla.
  • Keep Pasco Beautiful, Land O’ Lakes, Fla.
  • Keep Roswell Beautiful, Roswell, Ga.
  • Keep Vermilion County Beautiful, Danville, Ill.

“Keep America Beautiful greatly values its partnership with The UPS Foundation because its support of volunteerism and sustainable community improvement is a bond we share,” said Matt McKenna, president and CEO, Keep America Beautiful. “The UPS Scholarship Program will help further the growth and development of our affiliate directors, allowing them to put what they learn into practice in their respective communities.”

“UPS and our employees believe that the best way to better your community is by taking action and getting involved,” said  The UPS Foundation President Ken Sternad.  “We salute the volunteer commitment of these KAB affiliates to preserve and improve communities across the nation.”

About The UPS Foundation
UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight, the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Since its founding in 1907, UPS has built a legacy as a caring and responsible corporate citizen, supporting programs that provide long-term solutions to community needs. Founded in 1951, The UPS Foundation, which celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2011, is responsible for facilitating community involvement to local, national, and global communities. In 2010, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $95 million in charitable giving around the world. The UPS foundation can be found on the web at UPS.com/foundation. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.

About Keep America Beautiful, Inc.
Keep America Beautiful, Inc., established in 1953, is the nation’s largest volunteer-based community action and education organization. With a network of more than 1,200 affiliate and participating organizations, Keep America Beautiful forms public-private partnerships and programs that engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community environments. For more information, visit www.kab.org.

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